NEW YORK (Columbia Records/Sony Music
Soundtrax) - Columbia Records/Sony Music
Soundtrax is set to release Just Like Heaven
From The Motion Picture, the soundtrack album from the eagerly-awaited new romantic comedy, on Tuesday, September
"Just Like Heaven," a DreamWorks film starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo and Jon Heder (in his first film role since "Napoleon Dynamite"), opens nationwide on Friday, September 16.
Just Like Heaven - Music From The Motion Picture opens with international hitmaker Katie Melua (Britain's highest-selling female artist in 2004 and awarded Best International Newcomer at Germany's ECHO Awards in 2005) delivering an emotionally taut performance of the film's title song, originally an alternative rock hit for The Cure, whose 1987 version is also on the album.
Just Like Heaven - Music From The Motion Picture includes original songs by Philly's soulful singer-songwriter Amos Lee ("Colors") and pop wizard Beck ("Strange Invitation") alongside contemporary artists performing finely realized covers of best-loved pop, rock, punk and alternative classics: British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap provides a sultry rendition of the Classics IV's "Spooky"; alt-rock singer-songwriter Pete Yorn sings The Temptations' "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"; former Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley performs the Iggy Pop/David Bowie composition, "Lust For Life"; Bowling For Soup deliver a rollicking take on Ray Parker's "Ghostbusters"; hip-hop chanteuse Kelis shakes up a frothy version of the Pretenders' "Brass In Pocket"; and Emerson Hart, guitarist and vocalist for Tonic, uncorks his own "Bad Case of Lovin' You," a John "Moon" Martin composition popularized by the late Robert Palmer.
The soundtrack album includes original catalog treasures from The Cars ("Good Times Roll" from 1978), Chakachas ("Jungle Fever" from 1971), and Screamin' Jay Hawkins ("I Put A Spell On You" from 1956) as well as five selections - "Her Picture," "David Alone," "I'm Seeing Someone," "Machines Don't Know Everything," and "I Remember You" - from the film's score by composer Rolfe Kent. Kent, who has scored more than 30 films including "Fight Club" and "Wedding Crashers," was nominated for a Golden Globe for his music for "Sideways" and earned BMI Film Music Awards for "Legally Blonde," "Legally Blonde 2," and "Freaky Friday."
The music for "Just Like Heaven" echoes and mirrors the film's narrative and emotional arcs, providing subtle counterpoint to the movie's action while illuminating the characters and their motivations. "Just Like Heaven" is a romantic comedy based on French novelist Marc Levy's bestselling debut, If Only It Were True. Directed by Mark Waters ("Mean Girls" "Freaky Friday"), "Just Like Heaven" stars Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters, Ben Shenkman and Jon Heder. Set in San Francisco, "Just Like Heaven" is a romantic tale of love across the boundaries of our physical and metaphysical worlds. It follows David (Mark Ruffalo) who is visited in his new apartment by Elizabeth, a pretty, but controlling woman who appears insisting the apartment is hers and then mysteriously disappears. Convinced Elizabeth is a ghost, David tries to help her cross over to the other side, but Elizabeth is equally convinced that she is still alive. As Elizabeth and David search for the truth about her present state, their relationship deepens into love. Unfortunately, they have little time before their prospects for a future together permanently fade away.
Just Like Heaven - Music From The Original Motion Picture Tracklisting
Just Like Heaven - Katie Melua
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - Pete Yorn
Lust For Life - Kay Hanley
Good Times Roll - The Cars
Ghostbusters - Bowling For Soup
Brass In Pocket - Kelis
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Strange Invitation - Beck
Spooky - Imogen Heap
Jungle Fever - Chakachas
Bad Case Of Lovin' You - Emerson Hart
Colors - Amos Lee
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Her Picture - Rolfe Kent
David Alone - Rolfe Kent
I'm Seeing Someone - Rolfe Kent
Machines Don't Know Everything - Rolfe Kent
I Remember You - Rolfe Kent